Why, Lord?- Part 2

There are two verses that will help develop a right perspective regarding our seemingly unanswered question, “Why, Lord”, when trials threaten to overwhelm us:

Because these verses are true, we can probably count on the fact that we may not fully understand the course God is leading us through in many of our trials; in fact, the reality of our situation may completely escape us because of our limited earthly perspective. It is during these times we can humbly choose to obey and trust the Lord, as we cling to His promises:

The “way of escape” that the Lord will provide may not necessarily be an easy one; that is, not the means or the answer we had hoped for. The fact is, God uses our trials to deepen and strengthen our relationship and reliance on Him—this kind of unwavering trust is not easily developed. Acts 14:22 teaches that it is through much tribulation we learn the ways of his Kingdom and how to function as a child of our King of Kings. Our questions are best asked from a posture of dependence and respect before the Lord; and—with the help of the Holy Spirit—we will be able to accept God’s will.

Additionally, a second promise offers assurance and encouragement regarding the frequently challenging path we must take—our steps will be sure despite the rocky way:

“The Lord my God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hind’s feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places” (Habakkuk 3:19).

In the next post, we will explore the concept of the” way of escape” in more detail.